Riad Yasin, 40 of Racine has been charged with Intentionally Mistreat Animals and Disorderly Conduct. He appeared Monday afternoon in Racine Circuit court and was given a $2,500 cash bond. According to Racine County Jail records he is also on a hold from the Department of Corrections
According to the criminal complaint on November 13th, Racine Police were dispatched to the 2200 block of Harriet Street for a report of animal mistreatment. Upon arrival officer spoke with the caller who said that the defendant was hitting the dog. The witness stated that he had not become physical with her or any children but was angry that the dog wouldn’t give him a kiss. The defendant who according to reports was intoxicated, allegedly began kicking and hitting the dog Yasin punched the dog at least three times in her side before kicking her several times in the abdomen.
The complaint states that the defendant ran upstairs to hide after finding out that police had been called and the dog was found hiding outside under a deck. When an officer examined the dog it’s noted that she flinched when she was touched in the abdominal region. The suspect was taken into custody for a parole violation and animal cruelty. When transported to Racine County Jail he blew a .189 on the breathalyzer